Monday, September 3, 2018

Jeff Chiow’s Legal Non-Sequitors

In looking over Jeff “Sugarland” Chiow’s recent “emergency” motion, one of the things that’s amusing is the non-sequitors it contains.

On the one hand, Jeff laments that litigation has caused him, his family, and others stress and anxiety. Yeah, no kidding, Sherlock: Litigation has that effect.

On the other hand, what’s Jeff’s proposed solution? Answer: Continue the litigation. As in asking the court to decline to allow me to drop my appeal.

By now, it should be abundantly clear both to Jeff Chiow and Bob Malm that the latter’s decision to pick up on his daughter’s complaint to the Alexandria police department, and to try to make it appear that somehow Bob has been threatened, has been a debacle. Not only can all the world see for itself that the parish is morally bankrupt, but it sees Bob’s fun and games in action—the innuendo, the playing people against each other, the lack of Christian values. 

And the longer litigation has gone on, the more of a disconnect there is between what Bob claims to be and what we see in reality. Nor is Jeff revealing any meaningful Christian values, given the tone and tenor of his vendetta. Indeed, I get the distinct impression that the only reason Jeff is involved with a church at all is that he had the bright idea that his kids should grow up in a church. If that’s the case, newsflash: If this is the example you set for your kids, they are better off without church.

Whether it’s trying to drag a dying woman into court, lying in their pleadings, or defamatory, non-privileged comments to the diocese, people readily see, right beneath Bob’s Jesus-babble, a complete lack of concern for others. And that extends to the various emails within the parish: Never once do you see anyone express concern for someone who, according to Kemp Williams, Jean Reed, and Bob Malm, suffers from mental illness. 

Even in Jeff “Sugarland” Chiow’s recent settlement proposal, the whole crux of things was, “Just quit blogging about us so we can pick back up and go back to the same ole’, same ole’.”

For the record, that’s not how forgiveness and reconciliation work in the Christian faith, nor is that how things are going to work now.

So, my advice to folks at St. Dysfunction is to save all involved time and trouble: Do not send any more settlement proposals. You don’t get it, and you never will.